Monday, May 12, 2014

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

Hey Neighbors!

Were you aware that May 15th is National chocolate Chip Cookie Day?  I wasn't.  In honor of this day, I received Nielsen-Massey Vanilla to bake my cookies with!  Is that great or what? Whether you like crispy chocolate chip cookies or chewy, May 15th is the day to celebrate.

My daughter wanted to bake the cookies for our review.  She did a really good job.  Nice, moist, chocolaty cookies.  They are best when eaten warm of course, with a huge glass of milk to drink.  Do you have a favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe?  Check out the Neilsen-Massey recipe and visit their website for more recipes.


12 oz. butter (3 sticks), softened 
1 1/4 cups white sugar 
1 1/4 cups brown sugar 
1 tablespoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 eggs 
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda 
1 3/4 teaspoons salt 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, soda, salt, baking powder and cream of tartar. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop with a #40 scoop (looks like a metal mini ice cream scoop) or a rounded measuring tablespoonful about 2 inch apart onto an ungreased insulated baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown. Cool slightly: remove from baking sheet. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen crackly, chewy-crispy bakery-style cookies. They are wonderful! 

Recipe courtesy of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas and Renee Hartzler.

Maybe you could get together with your children and bake up a batch of chocolate chip cookies for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.  Leave a comment if you do.  Or perhaps you could share with us a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Leave your recipe or link in a comment.  Or you can email the recipe to me and we will do a post sharing some recipes.

Here is a snack my daughter made out of her cookies.  She used two cookies and some vanilla ice cream. Yum!

At Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, we have been crafting the world's finest vanillas and flavors since 1907. Founded by Richard Massey, who later partnered with Chatfield Nielsen, Sr, our company is still a family-owned operation run by the third generation of Nielsens: CEO Craig NielsenCOO Matt Nielsen and Chief Culinary Officer, Director-International Beth Nielsen. Having grown up with the company and amidst the rich aroma of vanilla, they've spent their entire lives learning, studying and researching the best methods to produce pure flavors as well as how to achieve the best results in recipes and applications.
Having branched out from our humble origins in Sterling, Illinois our company now possesses state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at its headquarters in Waukegan, Illinois, USA and its plant in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. Our products can be found throughout North America, South America,EuropeAsiaAfricathe Middle EastAustralia and New Zealand and are enjoyed by restaurant and bakery chefs, manufacturers of premium foods, gourmet food shops and grocers and discriminating home consumers looking to enhance their fine cooking and baking.
Our dedication to quality is matched only by our commitment to our customers. With this comes our pledge to provide you with pure vanilla and flavor products of unparalleled excellence, batch after batch, time after time.

One neighbor will receive a bottle of the Neilsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract. Let's celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and get this giveaway going!  See you soon!

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken directly from the sponsor's website or email.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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freebiequeen15 said...

I like my chocolate chip cookies chewy!

auntietina said...

Chewy for me!

Joanne said...

I like my chocolate cookies crispy and a bit burnt on the edges.

rachel said...

soft and chewy!

andrea v said...

I like them right out of the oven chewy and warm.

Unknown said...

I love my chocolate chip cookies warm and chewy and warm.

Unknown said...

I shared the picture on Facebook.

Unknown said...

I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

Angela Saver said...

I like my chocolate chip cookies chewy!

Angela Saver said...

I like my chocolate chip cookies chewy!

Angela Saver said...

I shared it on twitter - twitter username is @saverang

Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

I love chewey chocolate chip cookies the best

Unknown said...

We make them chewy here :) Love them that way.

Anna Pry said...

i like crisp edges and chewy in the middle

Unknown said...

I like my chocolate chip cookies not too chewy and not too hard.